Flower Power originated in the late 1960s in California as a slogan opposing the Vietnam War. Protesters would offer flowers to the military to show that there were nonviolent alternatives. This movement heavily influenced fashion during that period as hippies incorporated flowers in their outfits and wore flowers as accessories. Though it is safe to say that the movement is far less prevalent today, floral prints remain a recurring trend that anyone can pull off.
What I love about floral prints is that they are versatile. You can choose a more subtle approach by opting to wear a hair accessory or jewelry or you can find a cute top or summer dress that is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Whatever option you choose, there are so many choices in terms of colors and patterns that you are guaranteed to find one that is best suited for you.
Today’s Fashionista wore a sheer pale blue top with pink and gray accents that complemented her skin color well and brought out the blue of her eyes. Since the weather is unpredictable here in Montreal, this Fashionista wisely paired her top with black leggings, a black cardigan and rain boots to stay warm while also creating a ready-for-school look.
Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of floral jumpers and floral print shorts, which are two bolder fashion choices that I saw many Fashionistas rock while I was in Europe last summer. Both are now popular choices for fashion lovers in Montreal and I predict many similar sightings on runways and on the streets. Expect a Flower Power comeback this summer!